Years sold: 2006-present MSRP new: $6299 (2006) to $7599 (2013) Blue Book retail value: $3095 (2006) to $6005 (2012) Basic specs: A dohc, counterbalanced, 649cc parallel-Twin that, despite its 11,000-rpm redline, is tuned for low-end and midrange torque. It powers a sport-styled standard that has an upright riding position, a protective fairing, triple disc brakes [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
Kawasaki Ninja 650R – Best Used Bikes An affordable, highly capable and exceptionally user-friendly middleweight.
New for 2012: Kawasaki – First Look Is the ZX-14R the most-powerful and fastest-accelerating production motorcycle on Earth? Plus, a new frame for the Ninja 650R, KAMS for the Vulcan 1700 Voyager and optional ABS for the Ninja 1000.
Blame the liability lawyers, but “massively more powerful” is as descriptive as Kawasaki is willing to get regarding the performance of its new-for-2012 ZX-14R. No peak horsepower or torque numbers have been released. Claimed top speed? Forget about it. Considering its specification sheet, this new machine should be even more of a beast than its [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Photography By Jeff Allen Middleweight motorcycle enthusiasts looking for a bargain, your time has come. The hills are alive with great deals on sporty, inexpensive machines that a new rider can use to learn the ropes or an experienced rider can buy to simplify and save. Count Kawasaki’s revised Ninja 650R among these appealing bikes. [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Following the recent sales success of its 649cc parallel-Twin platform—the Ninja 650R and Versys—Kawasaki’s 2009 model range adds a new member to the family, the ER-6n streetfighter, along with an updated version of the 650R. Additionally, the new KLX250SF takes supermoto styling to the street in a light, nimble package. Think of the $6399 ER-6n [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
When you’ve got something that works, why not look for an easy way to get it to more people? That’s the question the people at Kawasaki must have been asking themselves, and their answer came out in the form of the oddly named 2009 Kawasaki ER-6n. This naked streetbike utilizes the same chassis and engine [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)